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Capital punishment in Britain.

Catherine Hayes

History of the death penalty in Britain

Complete listings of British executions

Sarah Malcolm

The origins of judicial hanging in Britain

England & Wales - 1900 - 1931 & 1932 - 1964

Jenny Diver

Timeline of British capital punishment

England & Wales 1868 - 1899 & 1837 - 1868

Elizabeth Harrard

The history of judicial hanging

England & Wales 1800 - 1827 & 1828 -1836

Mary Blandy

Timeline of a modern hanging

England & Wales 1735 – 1799 by circuit

Elizabeth Jeffries

The end of public hangings

Scotland 1800 -1899 & 1900 - 1963

Earl Ferrers

The reprieve system

Northern Ireland 1900 -1961

Elizabeth Brownrigg

Insanity and the death penalty

Southern Irish executions 1900 - 1954 & 1835 - 1899

Mary Jones

Royal Commission Reports 1886 & 1953

Channel Islands and Isle of Man executions

Ann Beddingfield

Abolition of capital punishment

The female hanged 1800 - 1868 & 1868 - 1955

Charlotte Gardiner

Arguments for and against capital punishment (UK)

The female executed 1735 - 1799

Elizabeth Taylor

Thoughts on crime and punishment

Executions at the Tower of London

Phoebe Harris

Thoughts on Human Rights

Hanged at Execution Dock

Sarah Lloyd

Executions of children, juveniles & teenage girls

Hanging myths and facts

Ann Hurle

English hangmen 1850 - 1964

The “half hanged”

Elizabeth Godfrey

Earlier hangmen

The evolution of long drop hanging 19th century

Edith Morrey


The evolution of long drop hanging 20th century

Eliza Fenning

The 18th & 19th century UK index page

Elizabeth Fricker


Melinda Mapson

The death penalty in the USA.

Mary Bateman

Hanged by the neck until you are dead!

Billy Bailey

Infanticide (4 cases)

Lethal Injection with specific cases opposite

Velma Barfeld, Karla Faye Tucker, Christina Riggs

Catherine Kinrade

The electric chair with specific cases opposite

Toni Jo Henry, Nicholas Ingram & Judi Buenoano

John Thurtell

The gas chamber with specific cases opposite

Barbara Graham, Robert Alton Harris, Jimmy Gray

Jane Scott

Firing squad – Gilmore, Taylor & Gardner

Charlie Brooks - the first lethal injection

Bel Mc’Menemy

Timothy Judy - Indiana 1981

US executions updated monthly

Arsenic poisoners

The American female hanged

Arguments for and against the death penalty (USA)

Mary Ann Burdock

American female executions 1900 - 2016  Bios of them

The death penalty and deterrence in the USA

The Stackpooles

Kentucky murders 1897 - 1936

Kentucky murders 1962 -2008

Helen Blackwood

Rainey Bethea - the last public hanging


Elizabeth Browne

Execution methods

Maria Manning



John Tawell

Present day and recent methods

From times gone by

Victorian child murderers (9 cases)

The process of judicial hanging

Burning at the stake

Catherine Wilson


The garrote

Franz Műller

Lethal Injection

The guillotine

Frances Kidder

The electric chair

Hanging, drawing and quartering

Thomas Wells

Shooting and the firing squad

The Gallows Galleries

Alexander Mackay

The gas chamber

The Gallows Galleries 2

Mary Ann Barry


William Horry

Histories of some English “hanging” prisons & places of execution

Mary Ann Cotton



Frances Stewart



Elizabeth Pearson

Armley prison Leeds

Newgate prison 1800 - 1902

Mary Lefley

Beaumaris Gaol (Anglesey)

Oxford prison

Selina Wadge

Bodmin Gaol

Pentonville prison

Kate Webster

Derby’s three prisons

Shepton Mallet prison

Charles Peace

Durham prison

Shrewsbury prison

Flanagan & Higgins

Gloucester prison

Strangeways prison (Manchester)

Elizabeth Berry

Holloway prison

Walton prison (Liverpool)

Margaret Walber

Horsemonger Lane Gaol in Surrey

Wandsworth prison

Phoenix Park cases

Lancaster Castle

Winson Green prison (Birmingham)

Louisa Jane Taylor

Maidstone prison

York castle prison

Mary Wheeler

Places of execution 18/19th centuries

Places of execution in the 20th century

Baby Farmers



Mary Ann Ansell



Louise Masset

Capital punishment worldwide

Emily Swann


Mary Daly

Overview of the death penalty worldwide in 2016

Executions worldwide updated monthly

The Stratton brothers

Female executions 2000 - 2017

Female hangings worldwide 1988 - 2017

Rhoda Willis

Abolition of the death penalty in Europe

Focus on the execution of women in Iran

Edith Thompson

Last female executions in Europe

Focus on the execution of children in Iran

Susan Newell

The situation in Commonwealth countries

Focus on executions in Kuwait updated

Louie Calvert

Canadian hangings 1867 - 1962

Spanish executions 1812 - 1975

The Fowler brothers

Nazi female war criminals

Australian executions 1870 - 1967

Ethel Lilly Major

Women executed by the Nazis

Singapore’s female hangings

Charlotte Bryant

British executions of war criminals at Hameln


Nurse Waddingham



Dr. Buck Ruxton



James McNicol



Clifford Wills

Some cases from around the world

Margaret Allen



Norman Goldthorpe


John George Haigh

Irma Grese - Nazi war criminal

The Toa Payoh ritual murders in Singapore

Derek Bentley

Juana Borman - Nazi war criminal

Angel Pui Peng - hanged in Singapore for drugs

Louisa Merrifield

Jean Lee - the last woman hanged in Australia

Flor Contemplacion - hanged in Singapore

Styllou Christofi

Hilda Blake - the only woman hanged in Manitoba

John Scripps - hanged in Singapore for murder

Ruth Ellis

Shahla Jahed - executed in Iran in 2010

Sandra Smith - last woman hanged in South Africa

John Vickers

Olga Hepnarová hanged in Czechoslovakia

Mona Fandey - hanged in Malaysia for murder

Dennis Howard

Elina Zlatanova - Bulgaria’s last female execution

Mariette Bosch - Botswana

Vivian Teed


Nasra al-Enezi - Kuwait

Peter Manuel



Ronald Marwood



Guenther Podola

Links, about the author and bibliography

Francis Forsyth



Victor John Terry

Links to other interesting sites

About the author and bibliography

Henry John Burnett


Robert McGladdery


James Hanratty



Pascoe & Whitty



Allen and Evans